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2000 Eric Texier Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Mise Tardive

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ITEM 7981645 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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wine212 $41 $41
loutu $40 $0
$40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7981645 1 $41 Oct 24, 2021
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PRODUCER

Eric Texier

Eric Texier is a negociant who produces wines from the Rhone Valley, both the north and south parts of the valley, and from Maconnais. Originally trained as a scientist, Texier later attended Bordeaux University to study viticulture and oenology. After training with other winemakers, Texier made his first commercial wine in 1995. Today he produces about 25 wines. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Texier “produces stylish, graceful, surprisingly elegant Rhone Valley reds.”

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.